#OnThisDay: January 13, 1945, a Big Red One Soldier in a protective snow suit from the 16th Infantry Regiment, advances toward enemy positions in the Butgenback sector of Belgium.
(Photo provided by: First Division Museum at Cantigny)
A Paul Castelnau autochrome photo of Senegalese soldiers serving in the French Army as infantrymen. 22nd June 1917. [Glimpses of the Great War / Facebook]
An Army Howitzer gun crew with 1st Section, Bravo Battery 1-9, Field Artillery, from Fort Stewart, Ga., fires illumination rounds at Forward Operating Base Hadrian, Afghanistan, in support of operations in Uruzgan Province, Jan. 8, 2013. [Photo by Capt. Jesse Platz, 7th RAR Task Group.]
A Kuwaiti helicopter with surrendering Iraqi soldiers, 1991.
Two Austro-Hungarian Skoda 7.5 cm Mountain Guns M.15 of Mountain Artillery Battery 4-3 in firing position. 1916. [Glimpses of the Great War / Facebook]
German Orpo conducting a raid in the Krakow Ghetto, 1941. [Bundesarchiv / Kintscher / Bild 101l-030-0780-25]
🇺🇸 “Wolfpack” aviators of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing carry their Commanding Officer, Colonel Robin Olds, following his return from his last combat mission over North Vietnam, on 23 September 1967. This mission was his hundredth “official” combat mission, but his actual combat mission total for his tour was 152! COL Olds boldly led the 8th TFW Wolfpack from September 1966 through September 1967, as it amassed 24 MiG victories, the greatest aerial combat record of an F-4 Wing in the Vietnam war. Following, COL Olds would assume the position of Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy on December 1, 1967. Olds had 259 total combat missions included 107 in World War II and 152 in Southeast Asia, 105 of those over North Vietnam. Olds was a “Triple Ace” with 17 officials combat victories in WW2 and Vietnam.
[Source: USAF photo: 23 September 1967, Ubon RTAFB]
#onthisday in 1170 the Archbishop of Canterbury, Saint Thomas Becket, is murdered by followers of King Henry II of England in Canterbury Cathedral. He was canonized Pope Alexander III soon after his death.